Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces, paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, are back on view in the south galleries. Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps can be seen, along with antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. round trip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see website for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m. 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive. Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo. This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See website for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing Summer Blast 2014. Now through Labor Day, see the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the SummerBlast Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m. Summer Blast also includes Grapevine’s family-friendly attractions, unique shopping, urban wine trails, and excellent hotel deals; there’s something for everyone, so have a blast in Grapevine! For more information, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/summerblast.
Ongoing See the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit. This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, which is one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace the exact location in the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then to the greenhouse, cafe and the waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit, 150 Years of Fort Worth. Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see website for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park. The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See website for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum. The Christian Arts Museum showcases and displays “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History–See history and nature with stunning IMAX® cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Flying Monsters, Island of Lemurs, Dolphins, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs and more. General admission: tickets start at $6 for guests and $3 for members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend comedy. This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20. Ages 18+ are welcome. Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through Aug. 17 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition, Underground: Photographs by Kathy Sherman Suder. See the visual realization of more than 6 years on the subways of London, New York, and Tokyo. These images capture the often unnoticed symphony of love, friendship, and solitude of the people around us. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 17 Runway Theater presents, The Great American Trailer Musical. Critics love this incredibly irreverent, hilarious musical which gives a whole new meaning to “white trash.” When a new tenant, Pippi the Stripper, arrives at Armadillo Acres trailer park and comes between a Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic, Jeannie, and her tollbooth collector husband, the hilarity ensues. Tickets $15-$20. For more information, 817-488-4842, www.runwaytheatre.com. 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Aug. 31 Kimbell Art Museum’s exhibition is Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection. Discover the life, culture and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors. More than 140 remarkable objects, from one of the largest collections of samurai armor, whisper the story of the Japanese military elite from the 12th-19th centuries. Admission $14 adults, $12 seniors 60+ and students with ID, $10 children 6-11, free for children under 6. Includes audio tour. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information, 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 1 National Geographic presents Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Extended through Labor Day weekend, by popular demand. Final days to see this innovative exhibition, made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., features an exclusive collection of Indy props, models, concept art and costumes; it also presents a wealth of historical and cultural objects from National Geographic Society and the Penn Museum. Once on the “Indy Trail,” guests will learn fact from fiction about famous relics like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. A recording of “Indiana Jones” himself, Harrison Ford, greets visitors. Tickets $21 adults, $17 children ages 2-12, $19 seniors, $11 adult members, $9 child members ages 2-12, $10 senior members. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For complete ticket and exhibit information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org, or www.indianajonestheexhibition.com. 1600 Gendy St.
Through Sept. 7 Amon Carter Museum of American Art features the Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibit. One of the most significant yet least known twentieth-century artists, despite the continued broad appeal of his paintings, Motley introduces colorful canvases to a wider audience, revealing his rich sociological and historical undertones. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/archibald-motley-jazz-age-modernist. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 14 The Sid Richardson Museum’s exhibit Western Treasures reunites significant paintings by Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and their contemporaries with rarely seen paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection, combined with six bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell on loan from private collectors. Free admission. Docent-led tours are available every Tue. & Sat. at 2 p.m. Group tours by appointment only. Closed for major holidays. See website for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
Through Sept. 20 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth maintains one of the foremost collections of modern and contemporary international art in the central United States. Various movements, themes, and styles are represented: Abstract Expressionism, Color Field painting, Pop art, and Minimalism. For more information, 817-738-9215. www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
Through Oct. 19 Alfred Stieglitz: The Art of Photogravure at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This display of ten, rare large-format photogravures by Alfred Stieglitz showcases the creative process of an artist. These exquisite versions of some of Stieglitz’s most important photographs were in his private collection at the time of his death. They reveal how the artist tested inks and papers in his efforts to best relay the beauty of the world and his vision. Free admission. For more information, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Oct. 19 No Place Like Home: American Scene Painting in the Sinquefield Collection at Amon Carter Museum of American Art. This exhibition features 20 paintings from the private collection of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield, a St. Louis couple devoted to art of the American Midwest. See works by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, John Atherton, Joe Jones, and more. Admission free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Nov. 15 Lone Star Murder Mysteries presents Derailed and Departed. Historical and hysterical collide when attorney Dewey Cheatumgood, a dubious dealer of bogus railroad bonds, is killed. Whodunit when there isn’t a shortage of stockholders to suspect? $59 per person for entertainment and dinner. For more information, 817-310-5588, www.texasstardinnertheater.com. 816 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through Jan. 1 Honky Tonk Spirits presents Dead End Ghost Tour. This interactive outside ghost tour includes spooky pictures caught on tour! Tickets $12-$20. Tours 9 p.m. For more information, www.deadendghosttours.com. East Exchange St., Fort Worth Stockyards. Tours begin and end on the front porch of the Whiskey Girl Saloon.
Through Jan. 15 LEGOLAND Discovery Center of Dallas/Fort Worth Star Wars MINILAND Model Display. Be immersed in the intergalactic sights and sounds of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Guests will see the rolling hills of Naboo, the treacherous terrain of Tatooine, and even take part in a thrilling Podrace! Tickets $18 3+, free for kids 2 and under. Hrs. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission two hours prior to closing. For more information, 877-818-1677, www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/dallasfw. Inside Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.
1,2,3,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,16,17 The Fort Worth Cats are on the prowl again with a full schedule of home games at LaGrave Field. The Cats play in the United Baseball League along with five other Texas teams. Promotion nights include $5 Sundays, Thirsty Thursdays and Dollar Hot Dog nights. Tickets $6-$12 with suites and Plaza Tables also available. For more information, www.fwcats.com, 817-332-CATS. 301 NE 6th St.
1-24 Magnolia at the Modern. This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. August’s showings: Boyhood-August 1-10, Magic in the Moonlight-August 15-24. Tickets $9, $7 for Modern members. Showtimes vary, see website for details. The Sunday noon show is half price. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, www.themodern.org/films/upcoming.
1,2,8,9,15,16,22,23,29,30 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
2,8,15,23 The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History–Reel Adventures. Participate in a scavenger hunt and explore the museum after the doors have closed and the lights have dimmed! Meet Teddy Roosevelt, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo and other historical characters. Learn to identify fossils at an excavation site and watch a special showing of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian in the Omni Theater (an IMAX® dome). Tickets $15 adults, $12 children. For more information, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/night-museum-battle-smithsonian. 1600 Gendy St.
2,3,9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
8-24 The Nerd at Theatre Arlington. Winner of two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. Willum Cubbert entertains a fellow ex-GI that saved his life in Vietnam at his 34th birthday party only to find out he is a hopeless “nerd” that has no social sense and little intelligence. Let the hilarity begin! Tickets $22. Performances Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 2 p.m. For more information: www.theatrearlington.org/index.html. 817-275-7661. 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
13-17 Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus: The Greatest Show on Earth. Amazing animals, astounding acrobatics, daring feats of strength and more. Join the generations of families that have made this show such an iconic American tradition. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. For more information, www.ringling.com. Ft. Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St.
15 Billy Bob’s Texas-Chris Isaak. Tickets $15, $35 & $45. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
16 1964: The Tribute. The band recreates an early 1960s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles and onstage banter. Rolling Stone has called 1964, “the best Beatles tribute on Earth.” Performance 7:30 p.m. For more information, www.basshall.com, ticket office 817-212-4280, 877-212-4280. 525 Commerce St.
16 Billy Bob’s Texas-Ted Nugent. Tickets $20 & $40. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
16-17 24th Annual Texas Home & Garden Show. Hundreds of experts and exhibitors to help you perfect your home and garden. Tickets $10 adults, $8 military, free for children 14 and under. For more information, www.texashomeandgarden.com. Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St.
16,28 Dallas Cowboys home games. America’s Team returns for another exciting football season with two preseason games in August. Ravens vs. Cowboys-August 16, Broncos vs. Cowboys-August 28. For information and tickets, http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/events/eventList.cfm. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
17 Sunday Brunch at The Culinary School of Fort Worth. Savor seasonal soups, made-to-order omelettes, pasta bar with made-from-scratch sauces, breads with house-made jam, dessert buffet with handcrafted confections and a choice of three seasonal entrées. $34.95 per person. Brunch begins at 11 a.m. For more information, www.csftw.com. 6100 Camp Bowie Blvd.
21-Sept. 20 Stella and Lou at Circle Theatre. This romantic comedy proposes that a second chance at love is always possible. Playwright Bruce Graham examines “the human condition” with a kind heart and a gentle sense of humor. Adult Language. Ticket prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, www.circletheatre.com. 230 West Fourth Street in Sundance Square.
21-Sept. 28 Stage West Theatre presents, Beyond Therapy. 2006 Oliver Award Winner for Best New Play. By authoring newspaper singles ads at the suggestion of their respective therapists, Prudence and Bruce end up on a date that is a total fiasco. This comedy shows them navigating the treacherous waters of their sanity amongst a parade of former and current lovers. And it seems their therapists need some counseling themselves! Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. For reservations, call 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org. 821 W. Vickery Blvd.
22 Billy Bob’s Texas-33rd Annual Country Showdown. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
22-24 Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Festival. Tickets prices and performance times vary. For more information, www.basshall.com, ticket office 817-212-4280, 877-212-4280, firstname.lastname@example.org. 525 Commerce St.
23 Billy Bob’s Texas-Little Joe y La Familia with Special Guest Ruben Ramos. Tickets $10 & $20. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
24 One Direction concert. These global superstars perform live at AT&T Stadium. Performance 8 p.m. For information and tickets, http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/events/eventList.cfm. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
30 Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge Kayak Tour of the West Fork of the Trinity River. View ducks, heron, and other critters on the scenic trip. Sunscreen, water, and weather appropriate clothing recommended. Kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are provided. Must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by a guardian, otherwise at least 18 years old. Some previous experience recommended. Registration ends Friday prior to event. Pre-registration required, tickets $20 (members $15). For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road.
30 Advocare Cowboys Classic: OSU vs. FSU. The Oklahoma State University Cowboys and the Florida State University Seminoles battle for dominance at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium. Game 7 p.m. For information and tickets, http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/events/eventList.cfm. One AT&T Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Travis Tritt. Tickets $15 & $28. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
30-31 Texas Association Of Magicians 2014 Comedy and Magic Masters Show. Hundreds of international magical performers will dazzle and amaze you. Benefitting Cooks Children’s Hospital. Seating is limited. Tickets $31-58. Performance 8 p.m. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 W. Lancaster.
31 Billy Bob’s Texas-Jon Wolfe. Tickets $10. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
9/1 Billy Bob’s Texas-”Pickin’ for Preemies”. Tickets $25. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.